Select a New Section:

Home / United States  /  Kansas / Topeka Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Topeka Metro Area, Kansas   Add Favorite    0 Reviews | Review This Place


-Capital-city amenities
-Cost of living


-Property crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Topeka Metro Area

Topeka, the capital of Kansas, is also an agricultural, industrial and transportation center serving a large portion of north and central Kansas. Highlights in the traditionally laid-out downtown include the statehouse, Kansas Museum of History, Brown vs. Board of Education historic site, and Heartland Park, a state-of-the-art motorsports complex. Costs of living and housing prices are low, particularly for a capital city. But property crime rates are high for the region and projected job and income growth are low. That said, a low cost of living brings a high Buying Power Index. There isn’t much to do, and the area has lagged behind other Kansas cities aesthetically, socially and economically. Excellent entertainment and cultural amenities are available in the university town of Lawrence, 20 miles east, and in the Kansas City area.

Bert Suggests test-driving a neighborhood in Topeka with an affordable short term rental. Click here to find the right place on Airbnb.


  • Location: Northeast Kansas, 60 miles west of Kansas City
  • Country: United States
  • State: Kansas
  • County:
  • Metro Area: Topeka Metro Area

Quick Facts About Topeka

    The unemployment rate in Topeka Metro Area is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Topeka Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.19 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Topeka Metro Area's cost of living is 17.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Topeka Metro Area's population is 233,791 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.19 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Topeka Metro Area is $101,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.60%.
    Topeka Metro Area public schools spend $11,459 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.5 students per teacher in Topeka Metro Area.

Topeka Ranked & Rated

Topeka Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Topeka. Home Appreciation is up 6.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Topeka Real Estate.
The median home price in Topeka is $101,300. Browse Homes in this Range.
Learn More
Mortgage Calculator     Home Equity Calculator

Reviews for Topeka Metro Area, Kansas


Star Rating Not a fan. Not for me. Just okay. Great place. The best place.
Mouse over the stars for your rating and click to rate.
Start Your Review of Topeka, KS

We're looking for comments about Topeka. Express your opinion

Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare Topeka, Kansas to any other place in the USA.

Ask A Topeka Expert

This place does not have any experts.
How To Become An Expert Here

Select a New Section: